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‘I was reminded of that streetlight scene from The Exorcist...’

The night I outran my demons

As a young doctor on a cancer ward, I consoled myself with drink and
New Age nonsense. Then one evening I stepped into a chamber of horrors

St Teresa of Avila by Rubens

Self-esteem can be bad for your health

The world of self-help is edging away from the notion that high levels of self-esteem are the key to mental health

‘Our understanding of depression can be more complete if we draw on insights from medicine and psychology, on the one hand, and our Catholic tradition on the other’

An American psychiatrist explains what inspired him to write a guide to the condition specifically for members of the Church

Neither Confession nor psychotherapy 'should try to replace the work of the other' (Photo: CNS)

Our faith has profound insights to offer about depression